Do you have a loved one who rests in Historic East End or Evergreen Cemetery?
If so, we would love to hear from you! We are embarking on a multiyear journey together, to carefully restore the cemeteries and to locate and facilitate visitation to the resting places of loved ones.
We are in the process of identifying and processing records from the cemetery’s past, and we welcome any information you might wish to share regarding Evergreen, those resting here, and how the cemetery has evolved over the years.
The restoration of Historic East End and Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond’s East End is a team effort, requiring the care, creativity, and collaboration of families, scholars, professionals, and volunteers. Acquired in 2017 and 2019, respectively, by the Enrichmond Foundation, Evergreen and East End are undergoing a multiyear and multifaceted restoration project that seeks to honor those interred and to make the site and records accessible to descendant families, researchers, and the general public.
Research Tools for East End and Evergreen Families
We recommend starting here to find information about your loved one and where they are located.
If you are trying to locate a loved one who rests in Historic East End or Evergreen Cemetery, findagrave.com is the first place to look.
If you are looking for additional information relating to a loved one who rests at one of the cemeteries, there are several useful websites that offer census records, birth/death certificates, and other archives that may be helpful in your research. Familysearch.org is one such service that is available to you free of charge.
3. Evergreen Cemetery Archives at the Library of Virginia
There are a variety of Evergreen historical records available at the Library of Virginia at 800 East Broad Street in Richmond. Though the ledger books, interment cards, and other items relating to Evergreen are incomplete and do not fully document the workings of the cemetery from its founding in 1891 to its purchase by the Enrichmond Foundation in 2017, they nonetheless contain a wealth of valuable information.
Among the records available at the Library of Virginia are three interment ledgers collectively covering the years 1893 to 1969, interment cards for the years 1929 to 2016, and various check registers, annual care ledgers, and receipts dating to various periods of the cemetery’s history.
A copy of “A Guide to the Evergreen and Woodland Cemeteries Records, 1893–2016” is available from the Library of Virginia.
4. Additional resources
If you require further assistance with locating a loved one at Evergreen, please contact Kelly using the form below.
We welcome any information you might wish to share regarding Evergreen, those resting here, and how the cemetery has evolved over the years.